Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF), Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management Consultants
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Lawrence Webster Forrest
Legion House
Lower Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 8668 8663 Fax: +44 (0)20 8668 8583

Client List

Fire Consultancy services have been provided to the following selection of Client organisations:-

Professional Practice Sector

Aukett Associates Bernard Williams Associates Bouygues (UK) Ltd
Sanderson WeatherallSweett E.C. Harris 
Gardiner & Theobald GVA Jestico Whiles
JLL Knight Frank Land Securities
Trident Building Consultancy MACE McBain Cooper
Faber Mansell Derwent LondonPurcell

Commercial Sector

Aberdeen Asset Managers Airtours Holidays Ltd BUPA Care Homes
Chase  Kleinwort Benson Friends Ivory Sime
United News & Media Plc Helical Bar plcLasmo
JBICJewish Care London Underground
Derwent LondonMars Pension FundScottish Widows
P&ORio TintoUBS Asset Management

Heritage Sector

Cabinet War Rooms English Heritage Historic Royal Palaces Agency
Hon Society of the Inner Temple Imperial War Museum Palace of Westminster
Royal Household Sir John Soames Museum The Bank of England
The British Library The British Museum The National Gallery
The Natural History Museum    

Education Sector

Eton College Girton College Gonville & Caius College
Guildhall University King Edward School Kings College
London University Marlborough School Middlesex University
University of Cambridge University of East London University of Surrey

Industrial Sector

Amylum (UK) Ltd Bowater Industries Plc British Petroleum Plc
G E Lighting Ltd Quest International Sara Lee Household Products Limited
GSK UKUnilever LtdWhitbread 

Retail Sector

Argos Brunel Shopping Centre Chelsea Harbour ­London
Hermes J Sainburys Plc John Lewis Partnership
Kings Walk Mall - London The Bull Ring McDonalds Restaurants
Northern Upholstery Selfridges Vicarage Field Shopping Centre

Healthcare Sector

Barnet Healthcare NHS Trust City & Hackney NHS Trust East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Haringey Healthcare NHS Trust Imperial Cancer Research Fund Kings College Hospital NHS Trust
Mid Essex NHS Trust Mid Sussex NHS Trust National Asthma Campaign
Newham Healthcare NHS Trust Royal Berkshire & Battle NHS Trust Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Tower Hamlets NHS Trust  

Authority Based Sector

Bracknell Forest Borough Council Braintree District Council Brighton & Hove Borough Council
Dept for Culture Media & Sport Greenwich Council L.B. Hammersmith & Fulham
London Borough of Ealing London Borough of Richmond London Borough of Southwark
London Borough of Tower Hamlet NAFFI Reading Borough Council
Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea Southend Council Welsh Development Agency

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Smoke Management System Components - Part 23

    In this Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment blog series for Architects and others involved in building design, we have been looking at fire and smoke ventilation. In the last blog, Part 22, we talked about the use of hot smoke tests in some parts of the world and how they can be carried out without damaging the premises in question.  In Part 23, we are going to look at the components of smoke management...


  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Locating Sprinkler Heads - Part 13

    In this blog series for those who work in Facilities Management and who have an interest in or responsibility for fire safety, we have been looking at fixed fire-fighting systems. A sprinkler system design is usually as individual as the building which contains it. In part 13, we will look at how sprinkler heads should be located.In the vast majority of cases, if a sprinkler system is present in a building it should be...


  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Sprinkler System Heads & Heat - Part 12

    In this blog series for those who work in Facilities Management and who have a responsibility for or interest in fire safety, we have been looking at how sprinklers operate in buildings and in Part 11, we began to look at sprinkler heads. In Part 12, we’re going to discuss the effect of temperature on the operation and design of sprinkler heads and how the choice of the most appropriate type of sprinkler head can...


  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Hot Smoke Tests - Part 22

    In this blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at fire and smoke ventilation. In Part 21 of the series, we talked about the reliability and performance of a given design. In this blog we will give an overview of Hot Smoke Tests and how they are used.There is currently no requirement for hot smoke tests in the UK and although their use has been touched...


  • Grenfell Tower fire

    LWF have received a number of enquiries from the media following this morning’s terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. There are a number of factors that may have contributed to the rapid fire spread witnessed in the early hours of this morning and potentially a number of combinations of these factors are possible. There is insufficient information available at this time from which to draw meaningful conclusions regarding the cause and development of this fire. Historically, major...


Case Studies

The Wohl Neuroscience Institute - Fire Safety, Strategy & Engineering
Key Facts: Client: King’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute Project Manager: MACE Ltd Designers: Devereux Architects/Allies and Morrison Approximate Size: 7,400m2 Description of the Project:...

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General Bulletins

Fire - The External Risk
When we consider fire safety, our focus is normally from within, what can we do to prevent the occurrence of fire and how we can limit its damage.  Whilst this is the correct stance to take, we m...

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Technical Bulletins

Evacuation Modelling - Factor in Human Behaviour
Evacuation of buildings can be analyzed in different ways. Approved Document B (ADB) which provides guidance on meeting the requirements of the England and Wales Building Regulations with regard to fi...

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